Petitioner Number: 403
Petitioner Name: Fernandeño Tataviam Band of Mission Indians
Petitioner State: CA
Acknowledged/Denied/In Process: In-process
Currently in Litigation: No
Acknowledgment Regulation Revision Chosen by Petitioner: 2015
Petition Narrative Document(s):

Documented petition narrative (2023-07-05)

Petitioner Contact Information:

Mr. Rudy Ortega, Jr.
1019 Second Street, Box 1
San Fernando, California  91340
Tel: (818) 837-0794
Fax: (818) 837-0796
Email: president@tataviam-nsn.us

Opportunity to Submit Comments:

Notice 2023-09-05:  In accordance with 25 CFR 83.22(b)(1)(iv), the Department is publishing this "opportunity for individuals and entities to submit comments and evidence supporting or opposing the petitioner's request for acknowledgment within 120 days of the date of the web site posting."

Any individual or entity wishing to submit comments on this specific petition must deliver them to:

  Department of the Interior
  Office of the Assistant Secretary - Indian Affairs
  Attn: Office of Federal Acknowledgment
  1849 C Street, NW
  Washington, DC  20240

Comments must be postmarked no later than 2024-04-09.

Opportunity to Request to be Kept Informed of General Actions:

In accordance with 25 CFR 83.22(b)(1)(v), the Department is publishing this "opportunity for individuals and entities to request to be kept informed of general actions regarding a specific petitioner." 

Those wishing to be kept informed of general actions regarding this specific petitioner must mail a written request to:

  Department of the Interior
  Office of the Assistant Secretary - Indian Affairs
  Attn: Office of Federal Acknowledgment
  1849 C Street, NW
  Washington, DC  20240

An individual or entity may mail a written request at any point during the acknowledgment process.

Other Portions of the Documented Petition:

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Comments or Materials Submitted by Third Parties:

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Petitioner's Response to Third Party Comments on Documented Petition:

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Substantive Documents Issued by the Department:
OFA's Contact List for Petitioner:

Mr. Rudy Ortega, Jr.
1019 Second Street, Box 1
San Fernando, California  91340
Tel: (818) 837-0794
Fax: (818) 837-0796
Email: president@tataviam-nsn.us

Contact Information for Notified Parties and Other Individuals or Entities that Requested to Be Kept Informed:

Governor of California

The Honorable Gavin Newsom
Office of Governor
1021 O Street, Suite 9000
Sacramento, California 95814
Tel: (916) 445-2841
Email: see https://www.gov.ca.gov/contact/

Attorney General of California

The Honorable Rob Bonta
Attorney General
California Department of Justice
PO Box 944255
Sacramento, California 94244-2550
Tel: (916) 445-9555

County Government

The Honorable Lindsey P. Horvath
Supervisor, Third District
Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors
7555 Van Nuys Blvd.
Van Nuys, California 91405
Tel: (818) 901-3831
Email: lindseyhorvath.lacounty.gov

Federally Recognized Indian Tribes (In Los Angeles County):

Chairman Octavio Escobedo
Tejon Indian Tribe
PO Box 640
Arvin, California 93203
Tel: (661) 834-8566

Chairman Neil Peyron
Tule River Indian Tribe of the Tule River Reservation California
340 N Reservation Rd.
Porterville, California 93257
Tel: (559) 781-4271
Fax: (559) 781-4610

Chairperson Lynn Valbuena
San Manuel Band of Mission Indians
26569 Community Center Drive
Highland, California  92346
Tel: (909) 864-8933

Individuals:

Mr. Darby Weaver
19055 S. Main Street, Apt. A
Citronelle, Alabama 36560